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Thu, October 15 2020

Geologic Maps: Where Science Meets Art

Geologic maps are used to locate natural resources, such as water or oil, or the best place to hunt for fossils, but they can also be eye catching works of art.

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Morava Valles and Margaritifer basin
Wed, September 9 2020

Body Art During World War II: From the Lyle Tuttle Tattoo Art Collection

Step outside of the Air and Space Museum and into the Lyle Tuttle Tattoo Art Collection in San Francisco, California to explore the symbolism of tattoo body art during World War II.

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 “King of Tattooists”
Fri, August 14 2020

Beneath the Surface: Audrey Flack’s Photorealism

Viewing the painting Spitfire, 1973, by photorealist painter Audrey Flack is like looking at a plane spotting puzzle.

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Audrey Flack - Spitfire (1973)
Fri, June 12 2020

The Art of Alma W. Thomas: A Colorful Response

Carolyn Russo, curator of the Museum's art collection, reflects of the work of Alma W. Thomas.

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"Blast Off"
Thu, May 7 2020

Remembering World War II Through Art

Carolyn Russo, curator of the Museum's art collection, shares the story behind the painting November 1944, by artist Robert Jordan, who served in World War II and was a Prisoner of War at Luft IV POW camp.

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November 1944
Mon, September 30 2019

The Power of Black and White Photography: Learning to See in Shades of Grey

A museum staff photographer reflects on photographing in black and white and learning to see in shades of grey.

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247-D Propeller
Fri, July 12 2019

The Social Value of Abstraction in Lamar Dodd’s NASA Art

From an outsider’s perspective, Lamar Dodd must have seemed like an unlikely choice for a commission to create paintings on the subject of space. Dodd was in the first group recruited for the NASA Art Program, which tasked artists with translating the cultural and scientific monumentality of the space missions to a national audience.

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Destination by Lamar Dodd
Tue, July 9 2019

Support at Predawn: The NASA Art Program and James Dean

The NASA Art Program played an important role in representing the excitement and public interest in early spaceflight missions like Apollo 11. As we look back at key moments from the historic missions, we do so not only through photographs and oral histories, but through the eyes of artists as well. 

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Support by Jamie Wyeth
Fri, March 22 2019

"A Fog-Filled Canal on Mars"

In this guest blog post, Chesley Bonestell expert Melvin Schuetz reflects on the Bonestell artwork "A Fog-Filled Canal on Mars."

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A Fog-Filled Canal on Mars
Wed, March 20 2019

Decades of Inspiration from Chesley Bonestell

This guest blog post by space artist Ron Miller explores the impact illustrator Chesley Bonestell had on his life, and recounts 50 years of telling Bonestell's story.

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Chesley Bonestell

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